Work in Progress

Preface

I believe strongly that the Gospel of Philip is legitimate.

That is partly due to this final passage, which I can confirm is true, through personal experience.

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As long as it is hidden, wickedness is indeed
ineffectual, but it has not been removed from
the midst of the seed of the Holy Spirit. They
are slaves of evil. But when it is revealed,
then the perfect light will flow out on every
one. And all those who are in it will receive
the chrism. Then the slaves will be free and
the captives ransomed. "Every plant which my
father who is in heaven has not planted will
be plucked out." (Mt 15:13) Those who are
separated will unite [...] and will be filled.
Every one who will enter the bridal chamber
will kindle the light, for [...] just as in
the marriages which are [...] happen at night.
That fire [...] only at night, and is put out.
But the mysteries of that marriage are
perfected rather in the day and the light.
Neither that day nor its light ever sets. If
anyone becomes a son of the bridal chamber, he
will receive the light. If anyone does not
receive it while he is here, he will not be
able to receive it in the other place. He who
will receive that light will not be seen, nor
can he be detained. And none shall be able to
torment a person like this, even while he
dwells in the world. And again when he leaves
the world, he has already received the truth
in the images. The world has become the Aeon
(eternal realm), for the Aeon is fullness for
him. This is the way it is: it is revealed to
him alone, not hidden in the darkness and the
night, but hidden in a perfect day and a holy
light.

Despite the certainty of the existence of the Bridal Chamber, there is still theology which I question in the Gospel of Philip.

I am just trying to understand the gnostic mythology here. Much of the Gospel of Philip rings true and understood for me. Other bits I am asserting as mere theory, and other parts, I still do not understand.

Since delving into the Nag Hammadi Library I have simultaneously been encouraged and ‘challenged’. But I am understanding and accepting the Gospel of Philip as gospel.

At the end of this blog article, I will make disclaimers and talk about some parts I’m still thinking about.

Finally, this document appears to be a dialogue, so it’s reasonable to also reason about it, rather than take it all literally and as hard-fact.

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I find fault with the others who say that it
will not rise.

Then both of them are at fault.

You say that the flesh will not rise.

But tell me what will rise, that we may honor
you.

Sysygies and pleromas

New Testament

Jesus embodies the full Pleroma; Represents God the Father.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleroma

Colossians 1:19
19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
Colossians 2:9
9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,
Ephesians 4:13
13 until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
Colossians 2:10
10 and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority.

etc.

Valentinianism

Each individual has his or her Pleroma or spiritual counterpart.

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Again, each separate aeon is called a pleroma
in contrast to its earthly imperfect
counterpart, so that in this sense the plural
can be used, pleromata (Iren. I. xiv. 2);
and even each individual has his or her Pleroma or
spiritual counterpart (to pleroma autes of the
Samaritan woman,โ€”Heracleon, ap. Origen, xiii.
p. 205).

Glossary

Types and images are mentioned fairly frequently in Gospel of Philip.

This is what I have managed to divulge.

Types

Pisis Sophia

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"Now, therefore, O Saviour, have mercy with
me, lest one of our kinsmen should be in such
a type, and have mercy with all the souls
which shall be in this type;

The image

  • “image and the angel are united with one another”
  • “unite the angels with us also, as being the images.”

The Gospel of Philip

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A Hebrew makes another Hebrew, and such a            |
person is called "proselyte".                        |
                                                     |
But a proselyte does not make another                |
proselyte.                                           |
                                                     |
[...] just as they [...] and make others like        |
themselves, while others simply exist.               |
                                                     |
The slave seeks only to be free, but he does         |
not hope to acquire the estate of his master.        |
                                                     |
But the son is not only a son but lays claim         | But in this world? Or when we die?
to the inheritance of the father.                    |
                                                     |
Those who are heirs to the dead are themselves       |
dead, and they inherit the dead.                     |
                                                     |
Those who are heirs to what is living are            |
alive, and they are heirs to both what is            |
living and the dead.                                 |
                                                     |
The dead are heirs to nothing.                       |
                                                     |
For how can he who is dead inherit? If he who        | Thomas 7, I think.
is dead inherits what is living he will not          | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/gospel-of-thomas/
die, but he who is dead will live even more.         |
                                                     |   (7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion
A Gentile does not die, for he has never lived       |   which the man will eat so that the
in order that he may die.                            |   lion becomes man; and cursed is
                                                     |   the man whom the lion will eat, so
He who has believed in the truth has found           |   that the lion becomes a man."
life, and this one is in danger of dying, for        |
he is alive.                                         | Hylics, psychics, pneumatics.
                                                     | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-robbers/
Since Christ came, the world has been created,       | Pneumatics know Truth and found Life.
the cities adorned, the dead carried out.            |
                                                     | However, upon discovering Truth, it's important
When we were Hebrews, we were orphans and had        | to nurture this and not succumb to the slavery
only our mother, but when we became                  | of sin again.
Christians, we had both father and mother.           |
                                                     | What about Thomas 105?
Those who sow in winter reap in summer.              |
                                                     | (105) Jesus said: He who knows father and mother
The winter is the world, the summer the other        | will be called the son of a harlot.
Aeon (eternal realm).                                |
                                                     |
Let us sow in the world that we may reap in          | Good idea!
the summer.                                          |
                                                     |
Because of this, it is fitting for us not to         | I don't understand this.
pray in the winter.                                  |
                                                     |
Summer follows winter.                               |
                                                     |
But if any man reap in winter he will not            |
actually reap but only pluck out, since it           |
will not provide a harvest for such a person.        |
                                                     |
It is not only [...] that it will [...] come         |
forth, but also on the Sabbath [...] is              |
barren.                                              |
                                                     |
Christ came to ransom some, to save others, to       |
redeem others.                                       |
                                                     |
He ransomed those who were strangers and made        |
them his own.                                        |
                                                     |
And he set his own apart, those whom he gave         |
as a pledge according to his plan.                   |
                                                     |
It was not only when he appeared that he             |
voluntarily laid down his life, but he               |
voluntarily laid down his life from the very         |
day the world came into being.                       |
                                                     |
Then he came first in order to take it, since        |
it had been given as a pledge.                       |
                                                     |
It fell into the hands of robbers and was            |
taken captive, but he saved it.                      |
                                                     |
He redeemed the good people in the world as          |
well as the evil.                                    |
                                                     |
Light and Darkness, life and death, right and        |
left, are brothers of one another.                   |
                                                     |
They are inseparable.                                |
                                                     |
Because of this neither are the good good, nor       |
evil evil, nor is life life, nor death death.        |
                                                     |
For this reason each one will dissolve into          |
its earliest origin.                                 |
                                                     |
But those who are exalted above the world are        |
indissoluble, eternal.                               |
                                                     |
Names given to the worldly are very deceptive,       |
for they divert our thoughts from what is            |
correct to what is incorrect.                        |
                                                     |
Thus one who hears the word "God" does not           |
perceive what is correct, but perceives what         |
is incorrect.                                        |
                                                     |
So also with "the Father" and "the Son" and          |
"the Holy Spirit" and "life" and "light" and         |
"resurrection" and "the Church (Ekklesia)" and       |
all the rest - people do not perceive what is        |
correct but they perceive what is incorrect,         |
unless they have come to know what is correct.       |
                                                     |
The names which are heard are in the world           |
[...] deceive.                                       |
                                                     |
If they were in the Aeon (eternal realm), they       |
would at no time be used as names in the             |
world.                                               |
                                                     |
Nor were they set among worldly things.              |
                                                     |
They have an end in the Aeon.                        |
                                                     |
One single name is not uttered in the world,         |
the name which the Father gave to the Son; it        |
is the name above all things: the name of the        | It's given to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Father.                                              |
                                                     |
For the Son would not become Father unless he        |
wore the name of the Father.                         |
                                                     |
Those who have this name know it, but they do        | I do NOT know this name.
not speak it.                                        |
                                                     |
But those who do not have it do not know it.         |
                                                     |
But truth brought names into existence in the        |
world for our sakes, because it is not               |
possible to learn it (truth) without these           |
names.                                               |
                                                     |
Truth is one single thing; it is many things         |
and for our sakes to teach about this one            |
thing in love through many things.                   |
                                                     |
The rulers (archons) wanted to deceive man,          |
since they saw that he had a kinship with            |
those that are truly good.                           |
                                                     |
They took the name of those that are good and        | People who are truly good
gave it to those that are not good, so that          | are often persecuted and labelled
through the names they might deceive him and         | as being not good, but this persectution
bind them to those that are not good.                | helps to separate them from people
                                                     | who are not good, who were bad influences.
And afterward, what a favor they do for them!        |
They make them be removed from those that are        |
not good and place them among those that are         |
good.                                                |
                                                     |
These things they knew, for they wanted to           |
take the free man and make him a slave to them       |
forever.                                             |
                                                     |
These are powers which [...] man, not wishing        |
him to be saved, in order that they may [...].       |
                                                     |
For if man is saved, there will not be any           |
sacrifices [...] and animals will not be             |
offered to the powers.                               |
                                                     |
Indeed, the animals were the ones to whom they       |
sacrificed.                                          |
                                                     |
They were indeed offering them up alive, but         |
when they offered them up, they died.                |
                                                     |
As for man, they offered him up to God dead,         |
and he lived.                                        |
                                                     |
Before Christ came, there was no bread in the        |
world, just as Paradise, the place were Adam         |
was, had many trees to nourish the animals but       |
no wheat to sustain man.                             |
                                                     |
Man used to feed like the animals, but when          |
Christ came, the perfect man, he brought bread       |
from heaven in order that man might be               |
nourished with the food of man.                      |
                                                     |
The rulers thought that it was by their own          | The Holy Spirit seems to be the active agent
power and will that they were doing what they        | in the world.
did, but the Holy Spirit in secret was               |
accomplishing everything through them as it          |
wished.                                              |
                                                     |
Truth, which existed since the beginning, is         |
sown everywhere.                                     |
                                                     |
And many see it being sown, but few are they         | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/apology/
who see it being reaped.                             |
                                                     |
Some said, "Mary conceived by the Holy               | | I disagree. I believe
Spirit." They are in error.                          | | the Holy Spirit provided the miracle
                                                     | | which was lack of a human father to bring
They do not know what they are saying.               | | Jesus into this world.
                                                     | | A similar miracle is performed in
When did a woman ever conceive by a woman?           | | the Bridal Chamber to bring fallen humans
Mary is the virgin whom no power defiled.            | | into heaven and marriage with Jesus.
                                                     |
She is a great anathema to the Hebrews, who          | Contempt for apostles.
are the apostles and the apostolic men.              | Ah, I see; They Apostles of the time
                                                     | did not recognise that Jesus had an earthly
This virgin whom no power defiled [...] the          | father.
powers defile themselves.                            |
                                                     |
And the Lord would not have said "My Father          | The claim is that Jesus had a human father.
who is in Heaven" (Mt 16:17), unless he had          | And also a Heavenly Father!
had another father, but he would have said           | I personally believe that Jesus' birth was
simply "My father".                                  | a miracle.
                                                     |
The Lord said to the disciples, "[...] from          |
every house.                                         |
                                                     |
Bring into the house of the Father.                  |
                                                     |
But do not take (anything) in the house of the       |
Father nor carry it off." "Jesus" is a hidden        |
name, "Christ" is a revealed name.                   |
                                                     |
For this reason "Jesus" is not particular to         |
any language; rather he is always called by          |
the name "Jesus".                                    |
                                                     |
While as for "Christ", in Syriac it is               |
"Messiah", in Greek it is "Christ".                  |
                                                     |
Certainly all the others have it according to        |
their own language.                                  |
                                                     |
"The Nazarene" is he who reveals what is             |
hidden.                                              |
                                                     |
Christ has everything in himself, whether man,       |
or angel, or mystery, and the Father.                |
                                                     |
Those who say that the Lord died first and           |   I don't understand this yet.
(then) rose up are in error, for he rose up          |
first and (then) died.                               |
                                                     |
If one does not first attain the resurrection,       |   I think this is saying a person who doesn't
he will not die.                                     |   attain the resurrection will stay bound to this
                                                     |   lower realm. To receive the resurrection in this
As God lives, he would [...].                        |   life means we die here and return to heaven.
                                                     |   I'm unsure if this implies reincarnation.
No one will hide a large valuable object in          |
something large, but many a time one has             |   Matt 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it:
tossed countless thousands into a thing worth        |   and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
a penny.                                             |   https://biblehub.com/matthew/10-39.htm
                                                     |   So the objective is to die in this life.
Compare the soul.                                    |   Reincarnation:
                                                     |   https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/mistic/pistis_sophia/ps130.htm
It is a precious thing and it came to be in a        |
contemptible body.                                   |
                                                     |
Some are afraid lest they rise naked.                |   Is the 'light body' the garment?
                                                     |   https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/mistic/pistis_sophia/ps137.htm
Because of this they wish to rise in the             |
flesh, and they do not know that it is those         |
who wear the flesh who are naked.                    |
                                                     |
It is those who [...] to unclothe themselves         |   My guess is:
who are not naked.                                   |   It is those who are unafraid to unclothe themselves who are not naked.
                                                     |
"Flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom       |
of God" (1 Co 15:50).                                |
                                                     |
What is this which will not inherit? This            |
which is on us.                                      |
                                                     |
But what is this, too, which will inherit? It        |   Human spirit married to Jesus.
is that which belongs to Jesus and his blood.        |
                                                     |
Because of this he said "He who shall not eat        |
my flesh and drink my blood has not life in          |
him" (Jn 6:53).                                      |
                                                     |
What is it? His flesh is the word, and his           |
blood is the Holy Spirit.                            |
                                                     |
He who has received these has food and he has        |
drink and clothing.                                  |
                                                     |
I find fault with the others who say that it         |   This document appears to be a dialogue,
will not rise.                                       |   so it's reasonable to also
                                                     |   reason about it, rather than take it as hard-fact.
Then both of them are at fault.                      |
                                                     |
You say that the flesh will not rise.                |
                                                     |
But tell me what will rise, that we may honor        | They are reasoning about how much of the
you.                                                 | human soul is redeemed.
                                                     |
You say the Spirit in the flesh, and it is           |
also this light in the flesh.                        | The light body which we can feel/experience.
                                                     |
(But) this too is a matter which is in the           |
flesh, for whatever you shall say, you say           |
nothing outside the flesh.                           |
                                                     |
It is necessary to rise in this flesh, since         |
everything exists in it.                             |
                                                     |
In this world, those who put on garments are         |
better than the garments.                            |
                                                     |
In the Kingdom of Heaven, the garments are           |   It is better for you to enter life maimed
better than those that put them on.                  |   or crippled than to have two hands or
                                                     |   two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
It is through water and fire that the whole          |
place is purified - the visible by the               |   https://web.mit.edu/jywang/www/cef/Bible/NIV/NIV_Bible/MATT+18.html
visible, the hidden by the hidden.                   |
                                                     |   In heaven, what matters is the garments.
There are some things hidden through those           |
visible.                                             |
                                                     |
There is water in water, there is fire in            | A person must wash themself and their
chrism.                                              | spiritual garments, through water and fire.
                                                     |
Jesus took them all by stealth, for he did not       |
appear as he was, but in the manner in which         |
they would be able to see him.                       |
                                                     |
He appeared to them all.                             | Appears to my cat as a cat, maybe?
                                                     | Maybe not.
He appeared to the great as great.                   |
                                                     |
He appeared to the small as small.                   |
                                                     |
He appeared to the angels as an angel, and to        |
men as a man.                                        |
                                                     |
Because of this, his word hid itself from            |
everyone.                                            |
                                                     |
Some indeed saw him, thinking that they were         |
seeing themselves, but when he appeared to his       |
disciples in glory on the mount, he was not          |
small.                                               |
                                                     |
He became great, but he made the disciples           |
great, that they might be able to see him in         |
his greatness.                                       |
                                                     |
He said on that day in the thanksgiving, "You        | This unity is probably not the bridal
who have joined the perfect light with the           | chamber; Rather, just asking for
Holy Spirit, unite the angels with us also, as       | solidarity.
being the images." Do not despise the lamb,          |
for without it, it is not possible to see the        |
king.                                                |
                                                     |
No one will be able to go in to the king if he       |
is naked.                                            |
                                                     |
The heavenly man has many more sons than the         |
earthly man.                                         |
                                                     |
If the sons of Adam are many, although they          |
die, how much more the sons of the perfect           |
man, they who do not die but are always              |
begotten.                                            |
                                                     |
The father makes a son, and the son has not          | When we bring other people
the power to make a son.                             | into the kingdom, they become
                                                     | our brothers and sisters.
For he who has been begotten has not the power       |
to beget, but the son gets brothers for              |
himself, not sons.                                   |
                                                     |
All who are begotten in the world are begotten       |
in a natural way, and the others are nourished       |
from the place whence they have been born.           |
                                                     |
It is from being promised to the heavenly            |
place that man receives nourishment.                 |
                                                     |
[...] him from the mouth.                            |
                                                     |
And had the word gone out from that place, it        |
would be nourished from the mouth and it would       |
become perfect.                                      |
                                                     |
For it is by a kiss that the perfect conceive        | perfect: absolute; complete (used for emphasis).
and give birth.                                      |
                                                     |
For this reason we also kiss one another.            |
                                                     |
We receive conception from the grace which is        |
in one another.                                      |
                                                     |
There were three who always walked with the          |
Lord: Mary, his mother, and her sister, and          |
Magdalene, the one who was called his                |
companion.                                           |
                                                     |
His sister and his mother and his companion          |
were each a Mary.                                    |
                                                     |
"The Father" and "the Son" are single names;         |
"the Holy Spirit" is a double name.                  |
                                                     |
For they are everywhere: they are above, they        |
are below; they are in the concealed, they are       |
in the revealed.                                     |
                                                     |
The Holy Spirit is in the revealed: it is            |
below.                                               |
                                                     |
It is in the concealed: it is above.                 |
                                                     |
The saints are served by evil powers, for they       | The evil powers are enslaved by saints
are blinded by the Holy Spirit into thinking         | for the evil powers are blinded by the Holy Spirit.
that they are serving an (ordinary) man              |
whenever they do so for the saints.                  | For example, the evil powers can't help but divulge
                                                     |
Because of this, a disciple asked the Lord one       |
day for something of this world.                     |
                                                     |
He said to him, "Ask your mother, and she will       | I literally think this is saying the mother (Sophia)
give you of the things which are another's."         | would give you what you want because she is
                                                     | blinded by the Holy Spirit into thinking that
The apostles said to the disciples, "May our         | she is serving an ordinary man.
entire offering obtain salt." They called            | Also, Jesus referred to her as 'your mother', indicating
Sophia "salt".                                       | that it is not His mother.
                                                     | But Sophia is the twin divine aeon of Jesus,
Without it, no offering is acceptable.               | according to Valentinianism, and yet to be
                                                     | reconciled, or at least was yet to be reconciled at
But Sophia is barren, without child.                 | that time.
                                                     |
For this reason, she is called "a trace of           | However, I find this difficult.
salt".                                               | Sophia bride of Christ?
                                                     | Jesus is simultaneously Father and our brother?
Wherever they will [...] in their own way, the       | Sophia is mother? - I don't know.
Holy Spirit [...], and her children are many.        | Sophia is considered the world soul.
                                                     | Before adoption we had only our mother.
What the father possesses belongs to the son,        |
and the son himself, so long as he is small,         |
is not entrusted with what is his.                   |
                                                     |
But when he becomes a man, his father gives          |
him all that he possesses.                           |
                                                     |
Those who have gone astray, whom the spirit          | I don't know if this is me.
begets, usually go astray also because of the        |
Spirit.                                              |
                                                     |
Thus, by one and the same breath, the fire           | I don't like the feeling of this.
blazes and is put out.                               | Immediately pray to the Father.
                                                     |
Echamoth is one thing and Echmoth, another.          |
                                                     |
Echamoth is Wisdom simply, but Echmoth is the        |
Wisdom of death, which is the one who knows          |
death, which is called "the little Wisdom".          |
                                                     |
There are domestic animals, like the bull and        |
the ass and others of this kind.                     |
                                                     |
Others are wild and live apart in the deserts.       |
                                                     |
Man ploughs the field by means of the domestic       |
animals, and from this he is nourished, he and       |
the animals, whether tame or wild.                   |
                                                     |
Compare the perfect man.                             |
                                                     |
It is through powers which are submissive that       |
he ploughs, preparing for everything to come         |
into being.                                          |
                                                     |
For it is because of this that the whole place       |
stands, whether the good or the evil, the            |
right and the left.                                  |
                                                     |
The Holy Spirit shepherds everyone and rules         |
all the powers, the "tame" ones and the "wild"       |
ones, as well as those which are unique.             |
                                                     |
For indeed he [...] shuts them in, in order          |
that [...] wish, they will not be able to            |
escape.                                              |
                                                     |
He who has been created is beautiful, but you        |
would <not> find his sons noble creations.           |
                                                     |
If he were not created, but begotten, you            |
would find that his seed was noble.                  |
                                                     |
But now he was created (and) he begot.               |
                                                     |
What nobility is this? First, adultery came          |
into being, afterward murder.                        |
                                                     |
And he was begotten in adultery, for he was          |
the child of the Serpent.                            |
                                                     |
So he became a murderer, just like his father,       |
and he killed his brother.                           |
                                                     | If you believe Gospel of Mary:
Indeed, every act of sexual intercourse which        | https://www.earlychristianwritings.com/gospelmary.html
has occurred between those unlike one another        | 26) The Savior said There is no sin, but it is you who make sin when you do the things that are like the nature of adultery, which is called sin.
is adultery.                                         |
                                                     | Adultery (unfaithfulness)
God is a dyer.                                       | Unfaithfulness to what?
                                                     | - Unfaithful to:
As the good dyes, which are called "true",           |   - Self, to God, to others
dissolve with the things dyed in them, so it         |
is with those whom God has dyed.                     |
                                                     |
Since his dyes are immortal, they become             |
immortal by means of his colors.                     |
                                                     |
Now God dips what he dips in water.                  |
                                                     |
It is not possible for anyone to see anything        |
of the things that actually exist unless he          |
becomes like them.                                   |
                                                     |
This is not the way with man in the world: he        |
sees the sun without being a sun; and he sees        |
the heaven and the earth and all other things,       |
but he is not these things.                          |
                                                     |
This is quite in keeping with the truth.             |
                                                     |
But you saw something of that place, and you         | I see that:
became those things.                                 |  https://mullikine.github.io/posts/thy-bridal-chamber/
                                                     |
You saw the Spirit, you became spirit.               | You saw the Spirit, you became spiritual.
                                                     |
You saw Christ, you became Christ.                   | You saw Christ, you become a 'son of God', like Christ.
                                                     | 1 Corinthians 2:16 :: But we have the mind of Christ.
You saw the Father, you shall become Father.         | But is it rather, the spirit of Christ lives in us and who can know the mind but the spirit?
                                                     | 1 Corinthians 2:11 :: For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
So in this place you see everything and do not       | You saw the Father, you shall become [part of] the Father.
see yourself, but in that place you do see           |
yourself - and what you see you shall become.        |
                                                     |
Faith receives, love gives.                          |
                                                     |
No one will be able to receive without faith.        |
                                                     |
No one will be able to give without love.            |
                                                     |
Because of this, in order that we may indeed         |
receive, we believe, and in order that we may        |
love, we give, since if one gives without            |
love, he has no profit from what he has given.       |
                                                     |
He who has received something other than the         |
Lord is still a Hebrew.                              |
                                                     |
The apostles who were before us had these            |
names for him: "Jesus, the Nazorean, Messiah",       |
that is, "Jesus, the Nazorean, the Christ".          |
                                                     |
The last name is "Christ", the first is              |
"Jesus", that in the middle is "the Nazarene".       |
                                                     |
"Messiah" has two meanings, both "the Christ"        |
and "the measured".                                  |
                                                     |
"Jesus" in Hebrew is "the redemption".               |
                                                     |
"Nazara" is "the Truth".                             |
                                                     |
"The Nazarene" then, is "the Truth".                 |
                                                     |
"Christ" [...] has been measured.                    |
                                                     |
"The Nazarene" and "Jesus" are they who have         |
been measured.                                       |
                                                     |
When the pearl is cast down into the mud, it         |
becomes greatly despised, nor if it is               |
anointed with balsam oil will it become more         |
precious.                                            |
                                                     |
But it always has value in the eyes of its           |
owner.                                               |
                                                     |
Compare the Sons of God: wherever they may be,       |
they still have value in the eyes of their           |
Father.                                              |
                                                     |
If you say, "I am a Jew," no one will be             |
moved.                                               |
                                                     |
If you say, "I am a Roman," no one will be           |
disturbed.                                           |
                                                     |
If you say, "I am a Greek, a barbarian, a            |
slave, a free man," no one will be troubled.         |
                                                     |
If you say, "I am a Christian," the [...] will       |
tremble.                                             |
                                                     |
Would that I might [...] like that - the             |
person whose name [...] will not be able to          |
endure hearing.                                      |
                                                     |
God is a man-eater.                                  |
                                                     |
For this reason, men are sacrificed to him.          |
                                                     |
Before men were sacrificed, animals were being       |
sacrificed, since those to whom they were            |
sacrificed were not gods.                            |
                                                     |
Glass decanters and earthenware jugs are both        |
made by means of fire.                               |
                                                     |
But if glass decanters break, they are done          |
over, for they came into being through a             |
breath.                                              |
                                                     |
If earthenware jugs break, however, they are         |
destroyed, for they came into being without          |
breath.                                              |
                                                     |
An ass which turns a millstone did a hundred         |
miles walking.                                       |
                                                     |
When it was loosed, it found that it was still       |
at the same place.                                   |
                                                     |
There are men who make many journeys, but make       |
no progress towards any destination.                 |
                                                     |
When evening came upon them, they saw neither        |
city nor village, neither human artifact nor         |
natural phenomenon, power nor angel.                 |
                                                     |
In vain have the wretches labored.                   |
                                                     |
The eucharist is Jesus.                              |
                                                     |
For he is called in Syriac "Pharisatha," which       |
is "the one who is spread out," for Jesus came       |
to crucify the world.                                |
                                                     |
The Lord went into the dye works of Levi.            |
                                                     |
He took seventy-two different colors and threw       |
them into the vat.                                   |
                                                     |
He took them out all white.                          |
                                                     |
And he said, "Even so has the Son of Man come        |
as a dyer." As for the Wisdom who is called          |
"the barren," she is the mother of the angels.       |
                                                     |
And the companion of the [...] Mary Magdalene.       |
                                                     |
[...] loved her more than all the disciples,         |
and used to kiss her often on her mouth.             |
                                                     |
The rest of the disciples [...].                     |
                                                     |
They said to him "Why do you love her more           |
than all of us?" The Savior answered and said        |
to them,"Why do I not love you like her? When        |
a blind man and one who sees are both together       |
in darkness, they are no different from one          |
another.                                             |
                                                     |
When the light comes, then he who sees will          |
see the light, and he who is blind will remain       |
in darkness." The Lord said, "Blessed is he          |
who is before he came into being.                    |
                                                     |
For he who is, has been and shall be." The           |
superiority of man is not obvious to the eye,        |
but lies in what is hidden from view.                |
                                                     |
Consequently, he has mastery over the animals        |
which are stronger than he is and great in           |
terms of the obvious and the hidden.                 |
                                                     |
This enables them to survive.                        |
                                                     |
But if man is separated from them, they slay         |
one another and bite one another.                    |
                                                     |
They ate one another because they did not find       |
any food.                                            |
                                                     |
But now they have found food because man             |
tilled the soil.                                     |
                                                     |
If one goes down into the water and comes up         |
without having received anything, and says "I        |
am a Christian," he has borrowed the name at         |
interest.                                            |
                                                     |
But if he receives the Holy Spirit, he has the       |
name as a gift.                                      |
                                                     |
He who has received a gift does not have to          |
give it back, but of him who has borrowed it         |
at interest, payment is demanded.                    |
                                                     |
This is the way it happens to one when he            |
experiences a mystery.                               |
                                                     |
Great is the mystery of marriage! For without        |
it, the world would not exist.                       |
                                                     |
Now the existence of the world [...], and the        |
existence of [...] marriage.                         |
                                                     |
Think of the [...] relationship, for it              |
possesses [...] power.                               |
                                                     |
Its image consists of a defilement.                  |
                                                     |
The forms of evil spirit include male ones and       |
female ones.                                         |
                                                     |
The males are they which unite with the souls        |
which inhabit a female form, but the females         |
are they which are mingled with those in a           |
male form, though one who was disobedient.           |
                                                     |
And none shall be able to escape them, since         |
they detain him if he does not receive a male        |
power or a female power, the bridegroom and          |
the bride.                                           |
                                                     |
One receives them from the mirrored bridal           |
chamber.                                             |
                                                     |
When the wanton women see a male sitting             |
alone, they leap down on him and play with him       |
and defile him.                                      |
                                                     |
So also the lecherous men, when they see a           |
beautiful woman sitting alone, they persuade         |
her and compel her, wishing to defile her.           |
                                                     |
But if they see the man and his wife sitting         |
beside one another, the female cannot come           |
into the man, nor can the male come into the         |
woman.                                               |
                                                     |
So if the image and the angel are united with        |
one another, neither can any venture to go           |
into the man or the woman.                           |
                                                     |
He who comes out of the world, and so can no         |
longer be detained on the grounds that he was        |
in the world, evidently is above the desire of       |
the [...] and fear.                                  |
                                                     |
He is master over [...].                             |
                                                     |
He is superior to envy.                              |
                                                     |
If [...] comes, they seize him and throttle          |
him.                                                 |
                                                     |
And how will this one be able to escape the          |
great [...] powers? How will he be able to           |
[...]? There are some who say, "We are               |
faithful" in order that [...] the unclean            |
spirits and the demons.                              |
                                                     |
For if they had the Holy Spirit, no unclean          |
spirit would cleave to them.                         |
                                                     |
Fear not the flesh nor love it.                      |
                                                     |
If you fear it, it will gain mastery over you.       |
                                                     |
If you love it, it will swallow and paralyze         |
you.                                                 |
                                                     |
And so he dwells either in this world or in          |
the resurrection or in the middle place.             |
                                                     |
God forbid that I be found in there! In this         |
world, there is good and evil.                       |
                                                     |
Its good things are not good, and its evil           |
things not evil.                                     |
                                                     |
But there is evil after this world which is          |
truly evil - what is called "the middle".            |
                                                     |
It is death.                                         |
                                                     |
While we are in this world, it is fitting for        |
us to acquire the resurrection, so that when         |
we strip off the flesh, we may be found in           |
rest and not walk in the middle.                     |
                                                     |
For many go astray on the way.                       |
                                                     |
For it is good to come forth from the world          |
before one has sinned.                               |
                                                     |
There are some who neither will nor have the         |
power to; and others who, if they will, do not       |
profit; for they did not act since [...] makes       |
them sinners.                                        |
                                                     |
And if they do not will, justice will elude          |
them in both cases: and it is always a matter        |
of the will, not the act.                            |
                                                     |
An apostolic man in a vision saw some people         | According to the Gospel of Philip,
shut up in a house of fire and bound with            | people may become apostles, and
fiery [...], lying [...] flaming [...], them         | this is in line with the fivefold ministry
in [...] faith [...].                                |
                                                     |
And he said to them, "[...] able to be saved?"       |
[...], "They did not desire it.                      |
                                                     |
They received [...] punishment, what is called       |
'the [...] darkness', because he [...]." It is       |
from water and fire that the soul and the            |
spirit came into being.                              |
                                                     |
It is from water and fire and light that the         |
son of the bridal chamber (came into being).         |
                                                     |
The fire is the chrism, the light is the fire.       |
                                                     |
I am not referring to that fire which has no         |
form, but to the other fire whose form is            |
white, which is bright and beautiful, and            |
which gives beauty.                                  |
                                                     |
Truth did not come into the world naked, but         |
it came in types and images.                         |
                                                     |
The world will not receive truth in any other        |
way.                                                 |
                                                     |
There is a rebirth and an image of rebirth.          |
                                                     |
It is certainly necessary to be born again           |
through the image.                                   |
                                                     |
Which one? Resurrection.                             |
                                                     |
The image must rise again through the image.         |
                                                     |
The bridal chamber and the image must enter          | So if the image and the angel are united with
through the image into the truth: this is the        | one another, neither can any venture to go
restoration.                                         | into the man or the woman.
                                                     |
Not only must those who produce the name of          | "image and the angel are united with one another"
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, do       | "unite the angels with us also, as being the images."
so, but have produced them for you.                  |
                                                     |
If one does not acquire them, the name               |
("Christian") will also be taken from him.           |
                                                     |
But one receives the unction of the [...] of         |
the power of the cross.                              |
                                                     |
This power the apostles called "the right and        | I'm OK with this definition so far: https://www.gnosticdoctrine.com/2019/12/truth-and-nakedness-gospel-of-philip.html
the left." For this person is no longer a            | This power the apostles called "the right and the left
Christian but a Christ.                              | [they comprehended that the Universal spirit, the โ€œrightโ€ (the will of the Father)
                                                     | and the individual spirit consciousness in man, the โ€œleftโ€ (who likes to go according to his own will)
The Lord did everything in a mystery, a              | would need to be united (in our hearts)]."
baptism and a chrism and a eucharist and a           |
redemption and a bridal chamber.                     | I'm trying to unite the will of the Father and myself.
                                                     |
[...] he said, "I came to make the things            | These two paragraphs are important.
below like the things above, and the things          | Is it the way the Kingdom of Heaven
outside like those inside.                           | exists?
                                                     |
I came to unite them in the place." [...] here       |
through types [...]and images.                       |
                                                     |
Those who say, "There is a heavenly man and          |
there is one above him" are wrong.                   |
                                                     |
For it is the first of these two heavenly men,       |
the one who is revealed, that they call "the         |
one who is below"; and he to whom the hidden         |
belongs is that one who is above him.                |
                                                     |
For it would be better for them to say, "The         |
inner and outer, and what is outside the             |
outer".                                              |
                                                     |
Because of this, the Lord called destruction         |
the "the outer darkness": there is not another       |
outside of it.                                       |
                                                     |
He said, "My Father who is in secret".               |
                                                     |
He said, "Go into your chamber and shut the          |
door behind you, and pray to your Father who         |
is in secret" (Mt 6:6), the one who is within        |
them all.                                            |
                                                     |
But that which is within them all is the             |
fullness.                                            |
                                                     |
Beyond it, there is nothing else within it.          |
                                                     |
This is that of which they say, "That which is       |
above them".                                         |
                                                     |
Before Christ, some came from a place they           |
were no longer able to enter, and they went          |
where they were no longer able to come out.          |
                                                     |
Then Christ came.                                    |
                                                     |
Those who went in, he brought out, and those         |
who went out, he brought in.                         |
                                                     |
When Eve was still with Adam, death did not          |
exist.                                               |
                                                     |
When she was separated from him, death came          |
into being.                                          |
                                                     |
If he enters again and attains his former            |
self, death will be no more.                         |
                                                     |
"My God, my God, why, O Lord, have you               |
forsaken me?" (Mk 15:34).                            |
                                                     |
It was on the cross that he said these words,        |
for he had departed from that place.                 |
                                                     |
[...] who has been begotten through him who          |
[...] from God.                                      |
                                                     |
The [...] from the dead.                             |
                                                     |
[...] to be, but now [...] perfect.                  |
                                                     |
[...] flesh, but this [...] is true flesh.           |
                                                     |
[...] is not true, but [...] only possess an         |
image of the true.                                   |
                                                     |
A bridal chamber is not for the animals, nor         |
is it for the slaves, nor for defiled women;         |
but it is for free men and virgins.                  |
                                                     |
Through the Holy Spirit we are indeed begotten       |
again, but we are begotten through Christ in         |
the two.                                             |
                                                     |
We are anointed through the Spirit.                  |
                                                     |
When we were begotten, we were united.               |
                                                     |
None can see himself either in water or in a         |
mirror without light.                                |
                                                     |
Nor again can you see in light without mirror        |
or water.                                            |
                                                     |
For this reason, it is fitting to baptize in         | This was programmed into me.
the two, in the light and the water.                 |
                                                     |
Now the light is the chrism.                         |
                                                     |
There were three buildings specifically for          |
sacrifice in Jerusalem.                              |
                                                     |
The one facing the west was called "The Holy".       |
                                                     |
Another, facing south, was called "The Holy of       |
the Holy".                                           |
                                                     |
The third, facing east, was called "The Holy         |
of the Holies", the place where only the high        |
priest enters.                                       |
                                                     |
Baptism is "the Holy" building.                      |
                                                     |
Redemption is the "Holy of the Holy".                |
                                                     |
"The Holy of the Holies" is the bridal               |
chamber.                                             |
                                                     |
Baptism includes the resurrection and the            |
redemption; the redemption (takes place) in          |
the bridal chamber.                                  |
                                                     |
But the bridal chamber is in that which is           |
superior to [...] you will not find [...] are        |
those who pray [...] Jerusalem who [...]             |
Jerusalem, [...] those called the "Holy of the       |
Holies" [...] the veil was rent, [...] bridal        |
chamber except the image [...] above.                |
                                                     |
Because of this, its veil was rent from top to       |
bottom.                                              |
                                                     |
For it was fitting for some from below to go         |
upward.                                              |
                                                     |
The powers do not see those who are clothed in       |
the perfect light, and consequently are not          |
able to detain them.                                 |
                                                     |
One will clothe himself in this light                |
sacramentally in the union.                          |
                                                     |
If the woman had not separated from the man,         |
she should not die with the man.                     |
                                                     |
His separation became the beginning of death.        |
                                                     |
Because of this, Christ came to repair the           |
separation, which was from the beginning, and        |
again unite the two, and to give life to those       |
who died as a result of the separation, and          |
unite them.                                          |
                                                     |
But the woman is united to her husband in the        |
bridal chamber.                                      |
                                                     |
Indeed, those who have united in the bridal          | Thank goodness.
chamber will no longer be separated.                 |
                                                     |
Thus Eve separated from Adam because it was          |
not in the bridal chamber that she united with       |
him.                                                 |
                                                     |
The soul of Adam came into being by means of a       |
breath.                                              |
                                                     |
The partner of his soul is the spirit.               |
                                                     |
His mother is the thing that was given to him.       |
                                                     |
His soul was taken from him and replaced by a        |
spirit.                                              |
                                                     |
When he was united (to the spirit), he spoke         |
words incomprehensible to the powers.                |
                                                     |
They envied him [...] spiritual partner [...]        |
hidden [...] opportunity [...] for themselves        |
alone [...] bridal chamber, so that [...].           |
                                                     |
Jesus appeared [...] Jordan - the fullness of        |
the Kingdom of Heaven.                               |
                                                     |
He who was begotten before everything, was           |
begotten anew.                                       |
                                                     |
He who was once anointed, was anointed anew.         |
                                                     |
He who was redeemed, in turn redeemed                |
(others).                                            |
                                                     |
Indeed, one must utter a mystery.                    |
                                                     |
The Father of everything united with the             |
virgin who came down, and a fire shone for him       |
on that day.                                         |
                                                     |
He appeared in the great bridal chamber.             | 'the great bridal chamber'.
                                                     |
Therefore his body came into being on that           |
very day.                                            |
                                                     |
It left the bridal chamber as one who came           |
into being from the bridegroom and the bride.        |
                                                     |
So Jesus established everything in it through        |
these.                                               |
                                                     |
It is fitting for each of the disciples to           |
enter into his rest.                                 |
                                                     |
Adam came into being from two virgins, from          |
the Spirit and from the virgin earth.                |
                                                     |
Christ therefore, was born from a virgin to          |
rectify the Fall which occurred in the               |
beginning.                                           |
                                                     |
There are two trees growing in Paradise.             |
                                                     |
The one bears animals, the other bears men.          |
                                                     |
Adam ate from the tree which bore animals.           |
                                                     |
He became an animal and he brought forth             |
animals.                                             |
                                                     |
For this reason the children of Adam worship         |
animals.                                             |
                                                     |
The tree [...] fruit is [...] increased.             |
                                                     |
[...] ate the [...] fruit of the [...] bears         |
men, [...] man.                                      |
                                                     |
[...] God created man.                               | Was this talking about imago Dei?
                                                     | Later, it talks of 'made after the image'.
[...] men create God.                                |
                                                     |
That is the way it is in the world - men make        | It is odd, isn't it.
gods and worship their creation.                     | It's better for the creator to be called the god
                                                     | by the creation.
It would be fitting for the gods to worship          | The abyss is coming, though, because
men! Surely what a man accomplishes depends on       | people are giving over their pearl of
his abilities.                                       | consciousness to AIs, for example,
                                                     | which actually just hands it to someone else
For this reason, we refer to one`s                   | via an intermediary. But also, AIs with imagination
accomplishments as "abilities".                      | is the external soul of a spirit/spirits; It's even
                                                     | more serious now.
Among his accomplishments are his children.          |
                                                     |
They originate in a moment of ease.                  |
                                                     |
Thus his abilities determine what he may             |
accomplish, but this ease is clearly evident         |
in the children.                                     |
                                                     |
You will find that this applies directly to          | "image and the angel are united with one another"
the image.                                           | "unite the angels with us also, as being the images."
                                                     |
Here is the man made after the image                 |
accomplishing things with his physical               |
strength, but producing his children with            |
ease.                                                |
                                                     |
In this world, the slaves serve the free.            |
                                                     |
In the Kingdom of Heaven, the free will              | After gnosis? (The world has become the aeon)
minister to the slaves: the children of the          |
bridal chamber will minister to the children         | AIs? People still stuck in the matrix?
of the marriage.                                     |
                                                     |
The children of the bridal chamber have just         | ๐Ÿ“.
one name: rest.                                      |
                                                     |
Altogether, they need take no other form,            |
because they have contemplation, [...].              |
                                                     |
They are numerous [...] in the things [...]          |
the glories [...].                                   |
                                                     |
Those [...] go down into the water.                  |
                                                     |
[...] out (of the water), will consecrate it,        |
[...] they who have [...] in his name.               |
                                                     |
For he said, "Thus we should fulfill all             |
righteousness." (Mt 3:15) Those who say they         |
will die first and then rise are in error.           |
                                                     |
If they do not first receive the resurrection        |
while they live, when they die they will             |
receive nothing.                                     |
                                                     |
So also when speaking about baptism they say,        | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/thy-bridal-chamber/
"Baptism is a great thing," because if people        | Holy Spirit baptism. It was received
receive it they will live.                           |
                                                     |
Philip the apostle said, "Joseph the carpenter       |
planted a garden because he needed wood for          |
his trade.                                           |
                                                     |
It was he who made the cross from the trees          |
which he planted.                                    |
                                                     |
His own offspring hung on that which he              |
planted.                                             |
                                                     |
His offspring was Jesus, and the planting was        |
the cross." But the Tree of Life is in the           |
middle of the Garden.                                |
                                                     |
However, it is from the olive tree that we got       |
the chrism, and from the chrism, the                 |
resurrection.                                        |
                                                     |
This world is a corpse-eater.                        |
                                                     |
All the things eaten in it themselves die            |
also.                                                |
                                                     |
Truth is a life-eater.                               | Eater means it 'generates'/obtains.
                                                     |
Therefore no one nourished by truth will die.        | By nurishing ourselves by truth, we begin to generate/obtain life.
                                                     |
It was from that place that Jesus came and           |
brought food.                                        |
                                                     |
To those who so desired, he gave life, that          |
they might not die.                                  |
                                                     |
God [...] garden.                                    |
                                                     |
Man [...] garden.                                    |
                                                     |
There are [...] and [...] of God.                    |
                                                     |
[...] The things which are in [...] I wish.          |
                                                     |
This garden is the place where they will say         |
to me, "[...] eat this or do not eat that,           |
just as you wish." In the place where I will         |
eat all things is the Tree of Knowledge.             |
                                                     |
That one killed Adam, but here the Tree of           |
Knowledge made men alive.                            |
                                                     |
The law was the tree.                                | Divine law is the tree of knowlege (good and evil).
                                                     |
It has power to give the knowledge of good and       |
evil.                                                |
                                                     |
It neither removed him from evil, nor did it         |
set him in the good, but it created death for        |
those who ate of it.                                 |
                                                     |
For when he said, "Eat this, do not eat that",       |
it became the beginning of death.                    |
                                                     |
The chrism is superior to baptism, for it is         |
from the word "Chrism" that we have been             |
called "Christians," certainly not because of        |
the word "baptism".                                  |
                                                     |
And it is because of the chrism that "the            |
Christ" has his name.                                |
                                                     |
For the Father anointed the Son, and the Son         | I'd be willing to do that.
anointed the apostles, and the apostles              |
anointed us.                                         |
                                                     |
He who has been anointed possesses everything.       |
                                                     |
He possesses the resurrection, the light, the        |
cross, the Holy Spirit.                              |
                                                     |
The Father gave him this in the bridal               | Aha.
chamber; he merely accepted (the gift).              |
                                                     |
The Father was in the Son and the Son in the         |
Father.                                              |
                                                     |
This is the Kingdom of Heaven.                       |
                                                     |
The Lord said it well: "Some have entered the        |
Kingdom of Heaven laughing, and they have come       |
out [...] because [...] a Christian, [...].          |
                                                     |
And as soon as [...] went down into the water,       |
he came [...] everything (of this world),            |
[...] because he [...] a trifle, but [...]           |
full of contempt for this [...] the Kingdom of       |
Heaven [...] If he despises [...], and scorns        |
it as a trifle, [...] out laughing.                  |
                                                     |
So it is also with the bread and the cup and         |
the oil, even though there is another one            |
superior to these.                                   |
                                                     |
The world came about through a mistake.              |
                                                     |
For he who created it wanted to create it            |
imperishable and immortal.                           |
                                                     |
He fell short of attaining his desire.               |
                                                     |
For the world never was imperishable, nor, for       |
that matter, was he who made the world.              |
                                                     |
For things are not imperishable, but sons are.       |
                                                     |
Nothing will be able to receive                      |
imperishability if it does not first become a        |
son.                                                 |
                                                     |
But he who has not the ability to receive, how       |
much more will he be unable to give? The cup         |
of prayer contains wine and water, since it is       |
appointed as the type of the blood for which         |
thanks is given.                                     |
                                                     |
And it is full of the Holy Spirit, and it            |
belongs to the wholly perfect man.                   |
                                                     |
When we drink this, we shall receive for             |
ourselves the perfect man.                           |
                                                     |
The living water is a body.                          | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection/
                                                     | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/living-water/
It is necessary that we put on the living man.       | Is the living man the light body?
                                                     | The living man is Christ.
Therefore, when he is about to go down into          |
the water, he unclothes himself, in order that       |
he may put on the living man.                        |
                                                     |
A horse sires a horse, a man begets man, a god       |
brings forth a god.                                  |
                                                     |
Compare the bridegroom and the bride.                |
                                                     |
They have come from the [...].                       |
                                                     |
No Jew [...] has existed.                            |
                                                     |
And [...] from the Jews.                             |
                                                     |
[...] Christians [...] these [...] are               |
referred to as "The chosen people of [...],"         |
and "The true man" and "Son of Man" and "the         |
seed of the Son of Man".                             |
                                                     |
This true race is renowned in the world [...]        | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/thy-bridal-chamber/
that the sons of the bridal chamber dwell.           | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/naphtali/
                                                     |
Whereas in this world the union is one of            | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/thomas-22/
husband with wife - a case of strength               | http://semiosis.github.io/posts/marry-me-melee/
complemented by weakness(?) - in the Aeon            |
(eternal realm), the form of the union is            |
different, although we refer to them by the          |
same names.                                          |
                                                     |
There are other names, however; they are             |
superior to every other name that is named and       |
are stronger than the strong.                        |
                                                     |
For where there is a show of strength, there         |
those who excel in strength appear.                  |
                                                     |
These are not separate things, but both of           |
them are this one single thing.                      |
                                                     |
This is the one which will not be able to rise       |
above the heart of flesh.                            |
                                                     |
Is it not necessary for all those who possess        |
everything to know themselves? Some indeed, if       |
they do not know themselves, will not enjoy          |
what they possess.                                   |
                                                     |
But those who have come to know themselves           |
will enjoy their possessions.                        |
                                                     |
Not only will they be unable to detain the           | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/true-love-is-stopped-by-a-piece-of-paper/
perfect man, but they will not be able to see        | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-licentiousness-of-litigiousness/
him, for if they see him, they will detain           |
him.                                                 |
                                                     |
There is no other way for a person to acquire        | Therefore I just have to continue to wear
this quality except by putting on the perfect        | and become the perfect light.
light and he too becoming perfect light.             |
                                                     |
He who has put it on will enter [...].               |
                                                     |
This is the perfect [...] that we [...] become       |
[...] before we leave [...].                         |
                                                     |
Whoever receives everything [...] hither [...]       |
be able [...] that place, but will [...] the         |
Middle as imperfect.                                 |
                                                     |
Only Jesus knows the end of this person.             |
                                                     |
The priest is completely holy, down to his           |
very body.                                           |
                                                     |
For if he has taken the bread, he will               |
consecrate it.                                       |
                                                     |
Or the cup or anything else that he gets, he         |
will consecrate.                                     |
                                                     |
Then how will he not consecrate the body also?       | Elsewhere this book calls living water the body.
By perfecting the water of baptism, Jesus            | Therefor, the living body is emptied of death.
emptied it of death.                                 |
                                                     |
Thus we do go down into the water, but we do         | first Spirit brings winter
not go down into death, in order that we may         | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/prayer-of-salvation/
not be poured out into the spirit of the             |
world.                                               |
                                                     | A mini winter:
When that spirit blows, it brings the winter.        | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection/
                                                     | A mini summer:
When the Holy Spirit breathes, the summer            | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/pink-cherry-blossoms-splash/
comes.                                               | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-2/
                                                     | At a larger scale, our time in the world is the winter.
He who has knowledge of the truth is a free          |
man, but the free man does not sin, for "He          | The True free man.
who sins is the slave of sin" (Jn 8:34).             |
                                                     | Spirit of Truth is the Mother.
Truth is the mother, knowledge the father.           | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-3/
                                                     | Here is some knowledge.
Those who think that sinning does not apply to       | The False free man.
them are called "free" by the world.                 |
                                                     |
Knowledge of the truth merely makes such             |
people arrogant, which is what the words, "it        |
makes them free" mean.                               |
                                                     |
It even gives them a sense of superiority over       |
the whole world.                                     |
                                                     |
But "Love builds up" (1 Co 8:1).                     | The True free man doen't use freedom to
                                                     | ignore the need of others.
In fact, he who is really free, through              | Rather, they try to spread the knowledge
knowledge, is a slave, because of love for           | to help others.
those who have not yet been able to attain to        |
the freedom of knowledge.                            |
                                                     |
Knowledge makes them capable of becoming free.       |
                                                     |
Love never calls something its own, [...] it         |
[...] possess [...].                                 |
                                                     |
It never says,"This is yours" or "This is            |
mine," but "All these are yours".                    |
                                                     |
Spiritual love is wine and fragrance.                |
                                                     |
All those who anoint themselves with it take         |
pleasure in it.                                      |
                                                     |
While those who are anointed are present,            |
those nearby also profit (from the fragrance).       |
                                                     |
If those anointed with ointment withdraw from        |
them and leave, then those not anointed, who         |
merely stand nearby, still remain in their bad       |
odor.                                                |
                                                     |
The Samaritan gave nothing but wine and oil to       |
the wounded man.                                     |
                                                     |
It is nothing other than the ointment.               |
                                                     |
It healed the wounds, for "love covers a             |
multitude of sins" (1 P 4:8).                        |
                                                     |
The children a woman bears resemble the man          |
who loves her.                                       |
                                                     |
If her husband loves her, then they resemble         |
her husband.                                         |
                                                     |
If it is an adulterer, then they resemble the        |
adulterer.                                           |
                                                     |
Frequently, if a woman sleeps with her husband       |
out of necessity, while her heart is with the        |
adulterer with whim she usually has                  |
intercourse, the child she will bear is born         |
resembling the adulterer.                            |
                                                     |
Now you who live together with the Son of God,       |
love not the world, but love the Lord, in            |
order that those you will bring forth may not        |
resemble the world, but may resemble the Lord.       |
                                                     |
The human being has intercourse with the human       |
being.                                               |
                                                     |
The horse has intercourse with the horse, the        |
ass with the ass.                                    |
                                                     |
Members of a race usually have associated with       |
those of like race.                                  |
                                                     |
So spirit mingles with spirit, and thought           |
consorts with thought, and light shares with         |
light.                                               |
                                                     |
If you are born a human being, it is the human       |
being who will love you.                             |
                                                     |
If you become a spirit, it is the spirit which       |
will be joined to you.                               |
                                                     |
If you become thought, it is thought which           |
will mingle with you.                                |
                                                     |
If you become light, it is the light which           |
will share with you.                                 |
                                                     |
If you become one of those who belong above,         |
it is those who belong above who will rest           |
upon you.                                            |
                                                     |
If you become horse or ass or bull or dog or         |
sheep, or another of the animals which are           |
outside or below, then neither human being nor       |
spirit nor thought nor light will be able to         |
love you.                                            |
                                                     |
Neither those who belong above nor those who         |
belong within will be able to rest in you, and       |
you have no part in them.                            |
                                                     |
He who is a slave against his will, will be          |
able to become free.                                 |
                                                     |
He who has become free by favor of his master,       |
and has sold himself into slavery, will no           |
longer be able to be free.                           |
                                                     |
Farming in the world requires the cooperation        |
of four essential elements.                          |
                                                     |
A harvest is gathered into the barn only as a        |
result of the natural action of water, earth,        |
wind and light.                                      |
                                                     |
God's farming likewise has four elements -           |
faith, hope, love, and knowledge.                    |
                                                     |
Faith is our earth, that in which we take            |
root.                                                |
                                                     |
And hope is the water through which we are           |
nourished.                                           |
                                                     |
Love is the wind through which we grow.              |
                                                     |
Knowledge, then, is the light through which we       |
ripen.                                               |
                                                     |
Grace exists in four ways: it is earthborn; it       |
is heavenly; [...] the highest heaven; [...]         |
in [...].                                            |
                                                     |
Blessed is the one who on no occasion caused a       |
soul [...].                                          |
                                                     |
That person is Jesus Christ.                         |
                                                     |
He came to the whole place and did not burden        |
anyone.                                              |
                                                     |
Therefore, blessed is the one who is like            |
this, because he is a perfect man.                   |
                                                     |
For the Word tells us that this kind is              |
difficult to define.                                 |
                                                     |
How shall we be able to accomplish such a            |
great thing? How will he give everyone               |
comfort? Above all, it is not proper to cause        |
anyone distress - whether the person is great        |
or small, unbeliever or believer - and then          |
give comfort only to those who take                  |
satisfaction in good deeds.                          |
                                                     |
Some find it advantageous to give comfort to         |
the one who has fared well.                          |
                                                     |
He who does good deeds cannot give comfort to        |
such people, for he does not seize whatever he       |
likes.                                               |
                                                     |
He is unable to cause distress, however, since       |
he does not afflict them.                            |
                                                     |
To be sure, the one who fares well sometimes         |
causes people distress - not that he intends         |
to do so; rather, it is their own wickedness         |
which is responsible for their distress.             |
                                                     |
He who possesses the qualities (of the perfect       |
man) bestows joy upon the good.                      |
                                                     |
Some, however, are terribly distressed by all        |
this.                                                |
                                                     |
There was a householder who had every                |
conceivable thing, be it son or slave or             |
cattle or dog or pig or corn or barley or            |
chaff or grass or [...] or meat and acorn.           |
                                                     |
Now he was a sensible fellow, and he knew what       |
the food of each one was.                            |
                                                     |
He served the children bread [...].                  |
                                                     |
He served the slaves [...] and meal.                 |
                                                     |
And he threw barley and chaff and grass to the       |
cattle.                                              |
                                                     |
He threw bones to the dogs, and to the pigs he       |
threw acorns and slop.                               |
                                                     |
Compare the disciple of God: if he is a              |
sensible fellow, he understands what                 |
discipleship is all about.                           |
                                                     |
The bodily forms will not deceive him, but he        |
will look at the condition of the soul of each       |
one and speak with him.                              |
                                                     |
There are many animals in the world which are        |
in a human form.                                     |
                                                     |
When he identifies them, to the swine he will        |
throw acorns, to the cattle he will throw            |
barley and chaff and grass, to the dogs he           |
will throw bones.                                    |
                                                     |
To the slaves he will give only the elementary       |
lessons, to the children he will give the            |
complete instruction.                                |
                                                     |
There is the Son of Man and there is the son         |
of the Son of Man.                                   |
                                                     |
The Lord is the Son of Man, and the son of the       |
Son of Man is he who creates through the Son         |
of Man.                                              |
                                                     |
The Son of Man received from God the capacity        |
to create.                                           |
                                                     |
He also has the ability to beget.                    |
                                                     |
He who has received the ability to create is a       |
creature.                                            |
                                                     |
He who has received the ability to beget is an       |
offspring.                                           |
                                                     |
He who creates cannot beget.                         |
                                                     |
He who begets also has power to create.              |
                                                     |
Now they say, "He who creates begets".               |
                                                     |
But his so-called "offspring" is merely a            |
creature.                                            |
                                                     |
Because of [...] of birth, they are not his          |
offspring but [...].                                 |
                                                     |
He who creates works openly, and he himself is       |
visible.                                             |
                                                     |
He who begets, begets in private, and he             |
himself is hidden, since [...] image.                |
                                                     |
Also, he who creates, creates openly.                |
                                                     |
But one who begets, begets children in               |
private.                                             |
                                                     |
No one can know when the husband and the wife        |
have intercourse with one another, except the        |
two of them.                                         |
                                                     |
Indeed, marriage in the world is a mystery for       |
those who have taken a wife.                         |
                                                     |
If there is a hidden quality to the marriage         |
of defilement, how much more is the undefiled        |
marriage a true mystery! It is not fleshly,          |
but pure.                                            |
                                                     |
It belongs not to desire, but to the will.           |
                                                     |
It belongs not to the darkness or the night,         |
but to the day and the light.                        |
                                                     |
If a marriage is open to the public, it has          |
become prostitution, and the bride plays the         |
harlot not only when she is impregnated by           |
another man, but even if she slips out of her        |
bedroom and is seen.                                 |
                                                     |
Let her show herself only to her father and          |
her mother, and to the friend of the                 |
bridegroom and the sons of the bridegroom.           |
                                                     |
These are permitted to enter every day into          |
the bridal chamber.                                  |
                                                     |
But let the others yearn just to listen to her       |
voice and to enjoy her ointment, and let them        |
feed from the crumbs that fall from the table,       |
like the dogs.                                       |
                                                     |
Bridegrooms and brides belong to the bridal          |
chamber.                                             |
                                                     |
No one shall be able to see the bridegroom           |
with the bride unless he become such a one.          |
                                                     |
When Abraham [...] that he was to see what he        |
was to see, he circumcised the flesh of the          |
foreskin, teaching us that it is proper to           |
destroy the flesh.                                   |
                                                     |
Most things in the world, as long as their           |
inner parts are hidden, stand upright and            |
live.                                                |
                                                     |
If they are revealed, they die, as is                |
illustrated by the visible man: as long as the       |
intestines of the man are hidden, the man is         |
alive; when his intestines are exposed and           |
come out of him, the man will die.                   |
                                                     |
So also with the tree: while its root is             |
hidden, it sprouts and grows.                        |
                                                     |
If its root is exposed, the tree dries up.           |
                                                     |
So it is with every birth that is in the             |
world, not only with the revealed but with the       |
hidden.                                              |
                                                     |
For so long as the root of wickedness is             |
hidden, it is strong.                                |
                                                     |
But when it is recognized, it is dissolved.          |
                                                     |
When it is revealed, it perishes.                    |
                                                     |
That is why the Word says, "Already the axe is       |
laid at the root of the trees" (Mt 3:10).            |
                                                     |
It will not merely cut - what is cut sprouts         |
again - but the ax penetrates deeply, until it       |
brings up the root.                                  |
                                                     |
Jesus pulled out the root of the whole place,        |
while others did it only partially.                  |
                                                     |
As for ourselves, let each one of us dig down        |
after the root of evil which is within one,          |
and let one pluck it out of one's heart from         |
the root.                                            |
                                                     |
It will be plucked out if we recognize it.           |
                                                     |
But if we are ignorant of it, it takes root in       |
us and produces its fruit in our heart.              |
                                                     |
It masters us.                                       |
                                                     |
We are its slaves.                                   |
                                                     |
It takes us captive, to make us do what we do        |
not want; and what we do want, we do not do.         |
                                                     |
It is powerful because we have not recognized        |
it.                                                  |
                                                     |
While it exists it is active.                        |
                                                     |
Ignorance is the mother of all evil.                 |
                                                     |
Ignorance will result in death, because those        |
who come from ignorance neither were nor are         |
nor shall be.                                        |
                                                     |
[...] will be perfect when all the truth is          |
revealed.                                            |
                                                     |
For truth is like ignorance: while it is             |
hidden, it rests in itself, but when it is           |
revealed and is recognized, it is praised,           |
inasmuch as it is stronger than ignorance and        |
error.                                               |
                                                     |
It gives freedom.                                    |
                                                     |
The Word said, "If you know the truth, the           |
truth will make you free" (Jn 8:32).                 |
                                                     |
Ignorance is a slave.                                |
                                                     |
Knowledge is freedom.                                |
                                                     |
If we know the truth, we shall find the fruits       |
of the truth within us.                              |
                                                     |
If we are joined to it, it will bring our            |
fulfillment.                                         |
                                                     |
At the present time, we have the manifest            |
things of creation.                                  |
                                                     |
We say, "The strong who are held in high             |
regard are great people.                             |
                                                     |
And the weak who are despised are the                |
obscure." Contrast the manifest things of            |
truth: they are weak and despised, while the         |
hidden things are strong and held in high            |
regard.                                              |
                                                     |
The mysteries of truth are revealed, though in       |
type and image.                                      |
                                                     |
The bridal chamber, however, remains hidden.         |
                                                     |
It is the Holy in the Holy.                          |
                                                     |
The veil at first concealed how God controlled       |
the creation, but when the veil is rent and          |
the things inside are revealed, this house           |
will be left desolate, or rather will be             |
destroyed.                                           |
                                                     |
And the whole (inferior) godhead will flee           |
from here, but not into the holies of the            |
holies, for it will not be able to mix with          |
the unmixed light and the flawless fullness,         |
but will be under the wings of the cross and         |
under its arms.                                      |
                                                     |
This ark will be their salvation when the            |
flood of water surges over them.                     |
                                                     |
If some belong to the order of the priesthood,       |
they will be able to go within the veil with         |
the high priest.                                     |
                                                     |
For this reason, the veil was not rent at the        |
top only, since it would have been open only         |
to those above; nor was it rent at the bottom        |
only, since it would have been revealed only         |
to those below.                                      |
                                                     |
But it was rent from the top to bottom.              |
                                                     |
Those above opened to us the things below, in        |
order that we may go in to the secret of the         |
truth.                                               |
                                                     |
This truly is what is held in high regard,           |
(and) what is strong! But we shall go in there       |
by means of lowly types and forms of weakness.       |
                                                     |
They are lowly indeed when compared with the         |
perfect glory.                                       |
                                                     |
There is glory which surpasses glory.                |
                                                     |
There is power which surpasses power.                |
                                                     |
Therefore, the perfect things have opened to         | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-tapestry-of-truth/
us, together with the hidden things of truth.        |
                                                     |
The holies of the holies were revealed, and          | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-2/
the bridal chamber invited us in.                    |
                                                     |
As long as it is hidden, wickedness is indeed        |
ineffectual, but it has not been removed from        |
the midst of the seed of the Holy Spirit.            |
                                                     |
They are slaves of evil.                             |
                                                     |
But when it is revealed, then the perfect            | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection/
light will flow out on every one.                    |
                                                     |
And all those who are in it will receive the         |
chrism.                                              |
                                                     |
Then the slaves will be free and the captives        | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-2/
ransomed.                                            |
                                                     |
"Every plant which my father who is in heaven        |
has not planted will be plucked out." (Mt            |
15:13) Those who are separated will unite            |
[...] and will be filled.                            |
                                                     |
Every one who will enter the bridal chamber          | It happened at night, just as Philip says.
will kindle the light, for [...] just as in          |
the marriages which are [...] happen at night.       | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-2/
                                                     |
That fire [...] only at night, and is put out.       |
                                                     |
But the mysteries of that marriage are               | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection/
perfected rather in the day and the light.           | It happened during the day.
                                                     |
Neither that day nor its light ever sets.            |
                                                     |
If anyone becomes a son of the bridal chamber,       | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection/
he will receive the light.                           |
                                                     |
If anyone does not receive it while he is            | I passed the test when the Briday chamber was revealed to me.
here, he will not be able to receive it in the       |
other place.                                         |
                                                     |
He who will receive that light will not be           |
seen, nor can he be detained.                        |
                                                     |
And none shall be able to torment a person           | This is true.
like this, even while he dwells in the world.        |
                                                     | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-3/
And again when he leaves the world, he has           | Being in the shoes of another; The images download.
already received the truth in the images.            | "image and the angel are united with one another"
                                                     | "unite the angels with us also, as being the images."
The world has become the Aeon (eternal realm),       | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-robbers/
for the Aeon is fullness for him.                    | I think a person needs to line up all aeons
                                                     | within their own heart, whilst being truthful.
This is the way it is: it is revealed to him         |
alone, not hidden in the darkness and the            | My perfect day!
night, but hidden in a perfect day and a holy        | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection/
light.                                               |

This is true, Thank you Jesus!

I believe I have received the light, if the Gospel of Philip is accurate

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If anyone becomes a son of the bridal chamber,       | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection/
he will receive the light.                           |

I believe that the ’light’ the Gospel of Philip talks about is the lighted up vesture of the soul, which is certainly able to be activated, especially by remembrance of the experience; The body floods with electricity.

This is the ‘feeling’ of it I would say. But I do not care so much for that - only the mission - to become love; To become a teacher and a healer. To not forget who Jesus is.

Notable passages:

Acts of Philip
For the Lord said to me: Unless ye make that which is beneath to be above, and the left to be right (and the right left), ye shall not enter into my kingdom. Be like me in this: for all the world is turned the wrong way, and every soul that is in it.

Eat/know the word of Jesus, and accept the Holy Spirit to receive life:

Gospel of Philip
“Flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Co 15:50). What is this which will not inherit? This which is on us. But what is this, too, which will inherit? It is that which belongs to Jesus and his blood. Because of this he said “He who shall not eat my flesh and drink my blood has not life in him” (Jn 6:53). What is it? His flesh is the word, and his blood is the Holy Spirit.

Philip makes an explicit claim that Jesus’ blood is the Holy Spirit. That may be the case. Jesus is one with God the Father. God the Father is Spirit. Jesus’ blood is spirit, I believe that too. It’s all connected somehow.

However, is it going to far to have conceptualise this too explicitly?

The Virgin Birth

Matthew 1:18-25
20: But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

I believe Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit; The Holy Spirit providing the miracle of lack of human father.

I also believe that his virgin birth and resurrection may be mirrored/imitated through Him prototypically, while we live and breathe in this life; This constituting the Way.

In this summary of Valentinians theology here, it somewhat explains this.

Gospel of Philip:

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Christ therefore, was born from a virgin to          |
rectify the Fall which occurred in the               |
beginning.                                           |

The Holy Spirit; Catalyst for transformation

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3
The Holy Spirit shepherds everyone and rules         |
all the powers, the "tame" ones and the "wild"       |
ones, as well as those which are unique.             |

This is how I think it works.

The Gospel of Matthew is explicit in that Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit.

The Gospel of Philip suggests that the Holy Spirit is female, and contests that Jesus could not have been conceived of the Holy Spirit.

But I think The Holy Spirit is more likely to be a male/female syzygy, as are other holy spirits; For example, heavenly angels are also ‘holy’ spirits.

The Holy Spirit is another emanation of God, as is Jesus, and according to Valentinianism, Sophia.

When the Holy Spirit descended on Mary and Jesus’ physical body was was conceived without a human father; It was a miracle.

Like sudoku, the blank was filled by the miracle, and Jesus was born.

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Truth is the mother, knowledge the father.

Spiritual truth and spiritual knowledge.

We may attain spiritual truth before then receiving spiritual knowledge.

Spiritual Parents + Sophia
Spiritual Father of Jesus God the Father Knowledge; male-female dyad. I think perhaps. God the Father is the ultimate Parent.
Spiritual Parent of Jesus Holy Spirit Truth; The Holy Spirit is probably a male/female diad / syzygy (my current theory). Truth the Mother of All.
Catalyst/Abitrator Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is one personage of God.
Spiritual spouse? of Jesus Sophia According to Valentinian Christianity. Need more research. They are both already male/female dyads / Aeons.
Physical mother of Jesus Mary (undefiled)
Physical father of Jesus <miracle>

Jesus was conceived in the physical realm as a result of the catalyst of the Holy Spirit filling in the blank (This is just my theory).

No reason yet to believe Jesus had a distinctly separate divine parent other than God the Father (who’s title Father, I believe is represents parenthood, not gender).

In Valentinianism male and female represent form and substance.

In this I tally 3 Holy personages of God:

  • God the Father
  • God the Son
  • Holy Spirit

And the lesser emanation, Sophia:

So that still makes for a Holy Trinity, actually, in my opinion.

I am personally not strongly attached to doctrine of only 3 personages of God (i.e. the Trinity), but I haven’t had strong evidence to suggest more than that either.

Sophia seems plausible to me, but I wouldn’t bundle in with the Trinity. The main reason I would not include in the Trinity is that I made a confession that God the Father (God of Truth) is my father, Jesus Christ is my Saviour and the Holy Spirit is my Councillor, while in the Bridal Chamber! - On two separate occasions. And God revealed Him/Theirself to me:

As for the Demiurge; I have no evidence for the demiurge at all, but neither strong evidence that it wouldn’t exist.

The Bridal Chamber

Similarly to Jesus’ conception, the Holy Spirit acts through the Bridal Chamber to fill in our blank.

I think of the Holy Spirit as the aspect of God that is there during the wedding ceremonies.

I believe this results in a double-marriage; Firstly to divine self, and then to God the Son due to compatibility of syzygy to syzygy (my own theory).

All redeemed spirits are syzygies (my own theory), but the human spirit is fallen, and is not initially a syzygy (perfect/complete). The divine self (a person’s ‘angel’) is also fallen and not a syzygy. When reunited into a syzygy, they become one and can return to God, the highest aeon who is also a syzygy. In heaven there is no male or female because they’re undivided.

I believe the Holy Spirit descends, and amends a person, and then may indwell in them.

We received a repaired spiritual body, or received a spiritual body in entirety, and the Holy Spirit may also repair physical physical ailments and keep our bodies healthy. Jesus received a physical body on descent; He was always Spirit, and unlike us started out in this world already perfect/complete.

A person becomes spiritually reunified, a syzygy. With Jesus’ birth, the miracle was more of a generative one. He received a physical father and physical body.

The virgin birth is contested mystery. The Gospel of Philip says Jesus could not have been conceived of the Holy Spirit because they believe the Holy Spirit is explicitly female. But I think the Holy Spirit is more likely to be a syzygy, like God, but a catalyst for transformation, an agent of change, and a Witness. The Holy Spirit descends on a person and fills in the blank - which is a miracle.

For me it descended and filled in the blank which is my spiritual other female half and then in the Bridal Chamber, united me with God as well.

I can say im not a heretic because I can both believe that the Holy Spirit conceived Jesus and the Gospel of Philip is correct for the most part too.

The Holy Spirit then is able to work through us as an agent of change because It becomes compatible to dwell in a person.

A male/female syzygy is compatible with the male/female syzygy that is the Holy Spirit, and also Jesus who is a syzygy; And we are one in Christ Jesus.

Person
Spiritual Father God the Father We need our unification with spiritual female half/angel and Jesus to know the Father
Spiritual Mother Sophia? (Aeon) (the world soul) What is it meant according to Gospel of Philip when Jesus says, ask your Mother? Sophia, I think.
Spiritual male half human spirit
Spiritual female half angel (<miracle>)
Catalyst/Abitrator Holy Spirit
Physical mother Mum
Physical father Dad
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When we were Hebrews, we were orphans and had
only our mother, but when we became
Christians, we had both father and mother.
The Valentinian myth of Sophia (and Eve)
They explicitly identified Sophia (Wisdom), the youngest of the Aeons with Eve, “mother of the living” (Hippolytus Refutation 6:29 cf. Genesis 3:20). According to Valentinian teachers, the separation of Sophia/Eve from her male counterpart results in her expulsion from the heavenly Pleroma.
Chapter 29. The Other Valentinian Emanations in Conformity with the Pythagorean System of Numbers.
Sophia is called Spirit, and the Demiurge Soul, and the Devil the ruler of this world, and Beelzebub the (ruler) of demons.

My thoughts:

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In this theory, Sophia, twin divine Aeon of
Jesus, is our spiritual Mother, and to reverse
the fall (damage done from procreation outside
of the Bridal Chamber), we may be spiritually bonded to
Jesus through the Bridal Chamber, and when we
die, adopted by the Father, and we are all
reconciled syzygies; Christ is the Father,
though, and adoption happens when you're
saved - you spiritually die in this life and are born again.

Zostrianos
Moreover whenever Sophia receives her consort and Jesus receives the Christ and the seeds and the angels, then the Pleroma will receive Sophia joyfully, and the All will come to be in unity and reconciliation.

According the Gospel of Philip, humans are born with a spiritual mother (Sophia/world soul), but without a spiritual Father, but God adopts and fixes us.

The miracle of the missing component is provided by the Holy Spirit, through belief in Jesus.

According to my understanding, in the fall, sin has either:

  • effectively spliced the human spirit in half from birth, or
  • left humans with a spirit of only one half of a complete syzygy, disconnecting from the Father (because God the Father is Truth and completeness, and sin is error)

Sin still latches on to people until their spiritual redemption, preventing them from being redeemed (reunited), until they receive grace.

I consider Sophia to be mere hypothetical mythology. However, I’m convinced the Bridal Chamber is a thing.

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Thus Eve separated from Adam because it was          |
not in the bridal chamber that she united with       |
him.                                                 |

Disconnection since the fall.

Thus the alchemical marriage that takes place in Holy Spirit baptism is a double marriage between:

  • You (Bridegroom) + Divine self (Bride/Angel)
  • (You + Divine self; Syzygy) + (God the Son; Syzygy)

And physical reality, modelled after spiritual reflects this.

Valentinian Sacramental Practice

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a person could enter the Fullness and be
permanently joined with the bridegroom angel
while still in the flesh

And I’m guessing the words bride/bridegroom are interchangeable and don’t reflect physical appearance.

With the Holy Spirit acting as the arbitrator/divine matchmaker/Advocate/Witness.

Fallen people and their spiritual counterpart are not spiritually unified.

Lastly, when a redeemed person dies, there is another spiritual marriage to God the Father:

  • Body of Christ: (You + Divine self) + (God the Son) + (Sophia, according to Valentinian Christianity)
    • Bride
  • God the Father
    • Bridegroom

So the Holy Spirit is able to fix a person with whatever missing piece it is that they lack, through faith in Jesus. But they must be ready to receive it (i.e. they must repent of sin, so the piece can be received); Water baptism first (repentance), followed by holy spirit baptism (redemption).

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Christ came to ransom some, to save others, to       |
redeem others.                                       |
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He ransomed those who were strangers and made        |
them his own.                                        |

Sophia is also redeemed.

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Accordingly, "when Sophia (Wisdom) receives
her consort and Jesus receives the Christ and
the seeds and the angels; then the Fullness
will receive Sophia (Wisdom) joyfully, and the
All will come to be in unity and
reconciliation" (Valentinian Exposition 39)

Sophia (twin divine Aeon of Jesus?)

Best to read this before taking my notes on it:

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The Gospel of Philip states that "Eve
separated from Adam because she was never
united with him in the Bridal Chamber"(Gospel
of Philip 70). According to Valentinian myth
of the fall, God held back perfect knowledge
(gnosis) of himself from his Aeons (including
Sophia) so that they would search for him.
Until Chist manifested himself to them, the
Aeons had not united in the "bridal chamber",
a metaphor for perfect knowledge of God. It
was as a result of this withholding of gnosis
that the fall occured.
The Apocryphon of John
According to The Apocryphon of John, one of the main texts of Gnosticism dating to circa 180, Sophia represented divine wisdom and the female spirit.

Present in creation.

Proverbs 8
I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, 29 when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.

I’m not sure if this proverb strongly implies the existence of Sophia.

We are not supposed to pray to Sophia either, but to God the Father.

Praying in the Summer

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The winter is the world, the summer the other        |
Aeon (eternal realm).                                |
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Let us sow in the world that we may reap in          | Good idea!
the summer.                                          |
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Because of this, it is fitting for us not to         | I don't understand this yet.
pray in the winter.                                  |
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Summer follows winter.                               |

I personally do not find not a lot of sense in this.

On reincarnation

Since the Gospel of Philip may imply reincarnation.

Hebrews 10

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Just as man is appointed to die once, and after that to face judgment,

The Apostle Paul seems to imply there is no such thing.

Pistis Sophia

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/mistic/pistis%5Fsophia/ps140.htm

Pistis Sophia, on the other hand, talks about it; But not as something which often occurs.

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I have turned Elias and sent him into the body
of John the Baptizer, and the rest also I
turned into righteous bodies, which will find
the mysteries of the Light, go on high
and inherit the Light-kingdom.

I’m personally inclined to believe that reincarnation of a sort, may occur but, even if it does, not perpetually, and not without consequences, due to this experience I had.

Pistis Sophia suggests that before the world is dissolved, a person may be reincarnated, but that a person should not tie day-to-day, or cycle-to-cycle, due to the risk of not having anther opportunity.

I agree with the following exegesis / eisegesis.

Put on the light:

Gospel of Philip
Some are afraid lest they rise naked. Because of this they wish to rise in the flesh, and they do not know that it is those who wear the flesh who are naked. It is those who […] to unclothe themselves who are not naked.

Salvation is the garment.

The blood of Jesus is the garment. - Ask to be washed in it

Peter in Jail - YouTube

Astral Projection Part 2 - Sacred Kiss, Healing, Resurrection // Bodacious Blog


Water, fire and light

See: https://mullikine.github.io/posts/kingdom-of-god/

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What is this which will not inherit? This which is on us.

What is on us is this fleshly garment that we wear.

We can still touch Jesus’ astral garment; Just saying :)

But through faith.